Description

Hi there, this is a build I completed around January 2013. I got all the of the items on sales (Boxing Day or Black Friday) so the total was like under $900 CAD. All and all, it has been an amazing system. Although I could change some components. By the way, sorry for the bad pictures. My camera isn't the best, nor is my lighting.

CPU - This is an amazing CPU for the money. I used to play on a Pentium Dual Core, so this is a huge improvement over that, especially in renders.

CPU Cooler - I bought this for $15 on sale, and when I tried to install it, I lost a couple of screws. So I emailed NZXT asking for replacement screws and they shadily asked me for my address, and I never heard from them again. I couldn't reach support, so I just gave up. I am soon going to pick up the Hyper 212 Evo instead. I did not like the support from NZXT.

Motherboard - I trust ASUS motherboards, as I have owned a couple already. This motherboard does everything I could want it to. Many features and a very sturdy build.

Memory - Got this for $30 on sale on Boxing Day, and it is great. Since I'm doing light editing and mostly gaming, this is enough for me, although I would have liked to get 16 GB for $60, I didn't see it necessary. I regret that.

Storage - No complaints here, the SSD is lightning fast.

Video Card - I actually have the 2 GB 560 Ti from MSI. I just wish I had gotten the 670, but this card was $150, so yeah.

Case - Amazing to work in, looks great and simple.

Power Supply - Easy to work with, although I wish I had gotten more watts.

Optical Drive - Loud and annoying when actually using it, which is thankfully not often.

OS - Yeah. Win 7 is good.

Leave me some comments, maybe some things you liked, you didn't like, etc.

Comments

  • 81 months ago
  • 3 points

Not the best build. Only a tiny flaw. Waste less money on the Case, get yourself a cheaper one, and spend more money on the video card.

  • 81 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm all for spending on a good case, one that looks good and will hopefully last you a few builds

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree, but I think the OP is sort of doing a good job here. Buying a high-quality case allows you to keep it a lot longer as well as expand in the future.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

I do agree, but again, I really wanted to get a good case for future builds. Also, the card maxes out every game I could imagine. The most demanding I play is Skyrim, so, yeah.

  • 81 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice build! No complaints.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice Build. I love the 650D as a case. Nice choices for components.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice case, but I personally would have gone with a little bit cheaper one.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I would have gone with the 400R but this case is awesome.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, this is awesome. Waaaaaaay better than the case I have. (a little cooler master elite 430 with no cable management.)

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Let's do this late..

Awesome build..

Bad cable management

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  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

7850 is under 200. (with mail in rebate.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, this card was on sale, and it has worked for everything I need. The highest demanding game I play is Skyrim.

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  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

You don't understand. They literally asked me for my address and that's it. I didn't even tell them that I wanted a replacement. I simply asked if they gave out screws, and they just asked me for an address.

  • 81 months ago
  • 0 points

If the email came directly from NZXT, you should have trusted them to anticipate that you wanted some replacement screws.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for the suggestion -.-